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texaswoodworker 12-06-2011 04:08 AM

Old optics
 
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Does anybody remember those old scopes that were extremely long, and were fixed power scopes like 4x, 6x, ect? I was wondering because I have always though those things look cool. They give a rifle a different look than modern scopes would give it. Can you still find these old relics? Are they reasonably priced? Where can I find one? Just wondering.:D

Here's a pic of what I am talking about.

Muliemaster 12-06-2011 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker
Does anybody remember those old scopes that were extremely long, and were fixed power scopes like 4x, 6x, ect? I was wondering because I have always though those things look cool. They give a rifle a different look than modern scopes would give it. Can you still find these old relics? Are they reasonably priced? Where can I find one? Just wondering.:D

Here's a pic of what I am talking about.

Not easy to find nor are they cheap but remakes are available check with midway usa they can help u get a replica if not an authentic one

Muliemaster 12-06-2011 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker
Does anybody remember those old scopes that were extremely long, and were fixed power scopes like 4x, 6x, ect? I was wondering because I have always though those things look cool. They give a rifle a different look than modern scopes would give it. Can you still find these old relics? Are they reasonably priced? Where can I find one? Just wondering.:D

Here's a pic of what I am talking about.

Here is a name for u look up leatherwood malcom scopes that should help u some

Muliemaster 12-06-2011 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker
Does anybody remember those old scopes that were extremely long, and were fixed power scopes like 4x, 6x, ect? I was wondering because I have always though those things look cool. They give a rifle a different look than modern scopes would give it. Can you still find these old relics? Are they reasonably priced? Where can I find one? Just wondering.:D

Here's a pic of what I am talking about.

Natchezss.com has it for $340 bucks they are just cool as hell thanks for the question I think I will get one for my 45/90 sharps yes its a real sharps. Man that would look great on her

c3shooter 12-06-2011 05:10 AM

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You mean like the Unertl scopes with the recoil springs? Some of those could be quite high powered (like 20X) and really pricy- $400-$1000.

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Muliemaster 12-06-2011 05:17 AM

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You mean like the Unertl scopes with the recoil springs? Some of those could be quite high powered (like 20X) and really pricy- $400-$1000.

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Like I.said some get high in price thats why I said leatherwood malcom scopes. Very good lookin optics. The unerti are awesome to tho like c3shooter said. They would really complete the era sharps look.

Marlinman 12-06-2011 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter
You mean like the Unertl scopes with the recoil springs? Some of those could be quite high powered (like 20X) and really pricy- $400-$1000.

<img src="http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35804"/>

Do you remember when them were new c3? Just joken mon ami they are pretty nifty and amazingly clear all things considered.

texaswoodworker 12-06-2011 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Muliemaster (Post 644462)
Not easy to find nor are they cheap but remakes are available check with midway usa they can help u get a replica if not an authentic one

Replicas are fine with me. Thanks for the tip.

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Here is a name for u look up leatherwood malcom scopes that should help u some

I found one I like. 18" long 6x scope with rings for under $300 at midway usa.:D

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/768788/leatherwood-hi-lux-william-malcolm-short-rifle-scope-3-4-tube-6x-16mm-18-long-fine-crosshair-reticle-with-external-ring-mounts-3-8-dovetail-brass-and-matte-steel?cm_cat=Cart&cm_pla=ProductDesc

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Natchezss.com has it for $340 bucks they are just cool as hell thanks for the question I think I will get one for my 45/90 sharps yes its a real sharps. Man that would look great on her

No problem. I'm actually thinking of getting an old bolt action (mauser, mosin nagant, pretty much anything that was in production before 1910) to put it on. I think this would make the rifle look like an early 1900s hunting rifle. Or I may just put it on a lever action (most likely a marlin). Either way,it would also be a great conversation starter. There are not many scopes like that aroung here. It's just one of my many projects I hope to have done within the next 6 months to a year. (I'll be busy for quite a while):D

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You mean like the Unertl scopes with the recoil springs? Some of those could be quite high powered (like 20X) and really pricy- $400-$1000.

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Those are nice, they my be a little out of my budget though. What exactly does that spring do?

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Do you remember when them were new c3? Just joken mon ami they are pretty nifty and amazingly clear all things considered.

I love old things like this. In fact, if you ever see my list of guns I hope get, 80%-90% of them are old guns that would qualify for C&R.:D

c3shooter 12-06-2011 01:16 PM

Tex- springs were to isolate scope from some of the recoil. Internals were somewhat fragile- zero was set on the outside of the scope, moving scope within the mounting rings, not by moving crosshairs internally.

Marlinman- hell, at my age, I am trying to remember what I came in here to do. Who are you people? What are you doing in this box on my desk? :p

Marlinman 12-06-2011 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter
Tex- springs were to isolate scope from some of the recoil. Internals were somewhat fragile- zero was set on the outside of the scope, moving scope within the mounting rings, not by moving crosshairs internally.

Marlinman- hell, at my age, I am trying to remember what I came in here to do. Who are you people? What are you doing in this box on my desk? :p

Thats what i thought-you havent been takin your gincobolloba(spelling?)


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